设计：王善祥 参与设计：王善辉 场地面积：750㎡
茶室面积：24㎡ 客户：上海喜玛拉雅中心卓美亚酒店 地址：上海市浦东新区梅花路1108号7楼 设计时间：2017年 完工时间：2018年 摄影：胡文杰 施工单位：上海銮艺实业有限公司
Shanghai Himalayas Centre Wuji Plaza Tearoom Design
Design company: Shanxiang Architecture Design Co. Ltd
Designer: Wang Shanxiang Participant in design: Wang Shanxiang Site area: 750㎡
7F, No. 1108, Meihua Road Year of design : 2017 Year of construction: 2018
Photographer: Hu Wenjie Construction organization: Shanghai Luanyi Industrial Co., LTD
Shanghai Himalayas Center is designed by the 2019 Pulitzer Prize winner and the Japanese architect, Arata Isozaki.
Wuji Plaza is located at the indoor courtyard at 7F in Jumeirah Hotel. It is a glass-wall square space with a circle courtyard in the middle. It is a spectacular to stand there and look up to the sky. The courtyard is surrounded by the floor of fitness club of the hotel, including swimming pool, SPA, gym, etc. “Wuji” Tai Chi Club is situated here. Above there, the floors are all the guest rooms. Originally, there are high and low pavements and a steel - framed wooden pavilion, which was designed as a outdoor leisure space, mainly for appreciation and walking. Now, it is used as the outdoor site for Tai Chi Club, and the pavilion is the office area, tearoom and discussion space of the club. To install air-conditions for the comfort in summer and winter, the pavilion is rebuilt into a “house”, that is to enclose it with glass doors and glasses to preserve the view of the courtyard. This time, the steel-structured roof truss is modified, and solid wood is used to build a wooden architecture. The roof is made of thatch for heat preservation, and the soft thatch is in sharp contrast with the chilling of the 15-storey aluminum grille wall, which is naturally and artificially contrasted. In order to facilitate the practice of Tai Chi, most of the original high and low courtyard floors are covered with durable wood-plastic floor.
The project attempts to bring visitors to a philosophical reflection on the relationship between man and the heavens through the physical space of reality.
The tunnel view is used to describe men without insight or who are narrow-minded. The 15-floor rounded courtyard is like a big patio. Standing inside of it, the view is not broad. However, when looking up the sky there, many feel like to be awakened or opened up in their horizon. In Chinese, the term “Shi Jie” (world) comes from the translation of Buddhist sculptures. “Shi” means time, and “Jie” means space. In Buddhism, time and space are considered to be infinite, which is in line with modern people’s perception. “Shi Jie” does not merely refer to our planet. In the vast universe, earth is just like a dust in air. In the boundless world, our understanding of it is also like a frog in the tunnel.